The Laughing Game

Antoinette Helbing


THE LAUGHING GAME is a choreographic exploration of laughter, which unfolds laughing as social communication, bodily state, stirring sound and sparkling sensation. Exposing the range of emotions present within laughter, its contagious force and foremost its liberating effect. Breaking with the common sense of looking at laughter as being funny, laughing will be portrayed as a playful but also serious game. Hahaha.
This work oscillates between a dance, an installation and a concert – inviting the audience on stage and unraveling laughter in close relation with the audience.
THE LAUGHING GAME is a tribute to laughter – a celebration of its functions & particularities.

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  • Carina Persson Backmann (Lighting Designer)
  • Inbal Lieblich (Costume Designer)
  • Jan Vesala (Dramaturgisk assistent)
  • Daniel Nordback (Consultant)
  • Katrine Johansen (Dramaturgisk konsulent)
  • Antoinette Helbing (Dancer)
  • Niels Bjerg (Composer)


Dansekapellet, København
Bispebjerg Torv 1
2400 København NV